September 19, 2016
By Suzanne Maher
Spin Documentary- Media Lies, Raw Unauthorized Satellite Footage!
A one hour 1995 documentary film by Brian Springer composed of raw satellite feeds featuring politicians’ pre-appearance planning.
It covers, the 1992 presidential election between Bush and Clinton, the 1992 Los Angeles riots, as well as the Operation Rescue abortion protests.
Using the 1992 presidential election as his springboard, Springer captures the behind-the-scenes maneuverings of politicians and newscasters in the early 1990s and the slanted way events are projected by those on TV with the influence to sway public opinion. Larry King, anointed as the “Father of Talk Show Democracy” is shown pre-show; staging, suggesting and manipulating his guests .
Pat Robertson banters about “homos,” Al Gore learns how to avoid abortion questions, George H. W. Bush talks to Larry King about Halcion—all presuming they’re off camera. Composed of 100% unauthorized satellite footage, Spin is a surreal expose of media-constructed reality.